does anyone have and ideas on potty training a lil boy...this is hard stuff.

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Laura_lee - posted on 01/18/2010

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i was always told not to push them to potty train they will when there ready.i was pushing my son and it just a mess for both of us.when hes ready he will start and the cheerios do work.all the best

Dana - posted on 01/14/2010

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It was summer time & I let my son run around with no clothes on in he back yard.After 3 days,he was peeing in the toilet.Boys are harder than girls & its very different with a boy than a girl.It does take alot of time.Good Luck!

Kelly - posted on 01/14/2010

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i have always been told cherrios also.. thats what im going to try with my son when he is old enough to potty train.. either that or get him to potty on a tree that is a weird way to potty train them but i heard that works also

Natalia - posted on 01/13/2010

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I must say that is so cute the targets and cherrios method - never new of this when I was trying to potty train my son . My son wasn't potty trained until he was 2 and a half it is true you have to wait until they are ready =)

Bethany - posted on 01/03/2010

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my son uses the potty okay when he is prompted to and likes sinking the cheerios, but I can't get him to tell me before he needs to go. he will tell me he needs to go potty after he has already gone in his pull-up.

Lori - posted on 01/02/2010

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I also used the cheerio method when training my son.It is also helpful if they have a man that will let them follow them into the bathroom.I found my son learned a lot more than I could have taught him about using the toilet from my stepfather letting him go potty with him and my son wanting to emulate that behavior.Good luck!!

Erin - posted on 12/31/2009

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First thing I learned...the hard way...is that they have to be ready! My 4 year old was almost 3 when we finally got things going. A method that worked really well was the kool-aid one. Make the potty an exciting event. Take him with you to the store, have him pick out his favorite undies, sugar free kool-aid or your fav sugar free drink, and little treat rewards. I used sixlets. Have him wear only a t-shirt and his new undies. Have him drink LOTS of kool-aid and every 5 minutes or so have him try the potty. It's a major dedication time wise, but I was able to train one of my boys in a day! No joke!! I wish you the best of luck!!! Happy potty time!

Joey - posted on 12/29/2009

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I used the Cheerios method with my son. It worked great. We made a game out of it and it took no time at all before he was doing it on his own. Though, I will say this... NOTHING worked until HE was ready for training. I just made sure that he knew what he was supposed to do. He was very stubborn. Still is at 13 :)

Brittany - posted on 12/29/2009

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Have you tried toilet targets? I don't know where else they carry them but I know Babies R Us has them. You throw them in the toilet and tell him to shoot at it. It turns the potty into a game. I've also heard of people using Cheerios.

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